Minor League baseball is in full swing and the Space Coast Stadium is enjoying a full house on game days. The Brevard County Manatees, an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, began their 2014 season May 1 and their final game will be August 31.
The team has a busy schedule with the following home games scheduled for the remainder of the 2014 season:
- May - 24 (2 games), 25,27 and 28
- June - 4,5,6,7,8,9,16,17,18,19,24,25 and 26
- July - 2,4,5,6,7,11,12,13,14,18,19,24,25,26,27,28,29,30 and 31
- August - 9,10,11,14,18,19,26,27,28,29,30 and 31
Most baseball fans know that the Manatees are an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The teams they play include:
- Tampa (NY) Yankees
- St Lucie (NY) Mets
- Bradenton ( Pittsburgh Pirates) Marauders
- Dunedin (Toronto) Blue Jays
- Lakeland ( Detroit) Flying Tigers
- Daytona (Chicago) Cubs
- Clearwater (Philadelphia Phillies ) Threshers
- Charlotte ( Tampa Rays) Stone Crabs
- Palm Beach ( St Louis) Cardinals
- Jupiter (Miami Marlins) Hammerheads
One reason why Space Coast residents love Manatee games is because there are always interesting and fun promotions. Some are weekly events, whenever a home game is scheduled on a particular day. Those include:
- Sundays: Kids Eat Free - All kids ages 3-13 receive free food voucher good for a hot dogs, bag of chips and a 16 ounce soft drink.
- Mondays: Manatee Insanity - Upgrade an entrance ticket for just $7, to enjoy all-you-can-eat hot dogs, nachos and ice cream on the berm from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
- Tuesdays: Silver Tees Night - All Silver 'Tees members who show their membership card at the box office will receive a free reserved section ticket. On Tuesdays, Silver 'Tees members also enjoy free refreshments in Suite 322. And all hot dogs are just $2.
- Wednesdays: DealChicken Wednesday - Available exclusively through DealChicken.com, are special ticket offers for Wednesday games. All fans can also enjoy $3 grilled chicken sandwiches all night long.
- Thursdays: Thirsty Thursday - From when gates open until the end of the fifth inning, select 16 ounce Miller draft beers and 16 ounce Coca-Cola fountain drinks are just $2.
- Fridays: Mini-Tees Night - All Mini-Tees members who show their membership card at the box office will receive a free reserved section ticket. Also, all Mini-Tees members will have the opportunity to run the bases after the game.
Special events that are scheduled:
- City of Melbourne Night
- Girl Scout Night
- Metro PCS Night
- Rockwell Collins Night
- Harris Night
- Post-Game Fireworks
- Half Price Group Night
- Star Wars Night
- Tropical Smoothie Night
- Boy Scout Night
- City of Palm Bay Night
- City of Rockledge Night
- Catholic Diocese Night
- Faith Night
- Via Tuscany Night
Minor League baseball games are an enjoyable way to spend a summer evening and a perfect family activity. Tickets may be purchased online or at the gate.